non·​clas·​s·​ical | \ ˌnän-ˈkla-si-kəl How to pronounce nonclassical (audio) \

Definition of nonclassical

: not classical nonclassical music a nonclassical method

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There were around fifty musical compositions, six nonclassical groups, and nearly a hundred and fifty Icelandic participants. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The L.A. Philharmonic Celebrates Iceland," 21 Apr. 2017

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonclassical was in 1849

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